Chariot CEO Ali Vahabzadeh has left the transit company he cofounded in 2014. Vahabzadeh will remain on the company's board as a director and be replaced by Dan Grossman, a Ford Motor Co. vice president, until the company finds a permanent boss. Vahabzadeh published a blog post earlier this month about his departure. Vahabzadeh declined to comment further but said he would have updates on his next move later this year. Chariot didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.
Cloud storage company Dropbox is launching a philanthropic foundation with an initial endowment of $20 million and four grantees. The 10-year-old San Francisco company joins a growing list of tech companies that have invested in charitable giving as their businesses have boomed.
UCSF and John Muir-backed Canopy Health will venture down to the South Bay as it ramps up its expansion. With the new partnerships in San Jose, Santa Clara and Redwood City, Canopy will be growing its physician and hospital alliance with the goal of changing health care delivery in the Bay Area. Different from the average Health Maintenance Organization plans where consumers are locked into certain geographies for services, Canopy's new alliance offers its members open access.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".